Organizers of the Country to Country (C2C) Festival, Europe’s largest annual country festival, have reluctantly confirmed that this year’s event has had to be cancelled. It was due to take place in March, and C2C will now return over the weekend of March 11-13, 2022 in London, Glasgow and Dublin.
The 2020 C2C event was one of the very first major casualties of the global pandemic when it had to be called off on March 12, 2020, a day before it was due to begin. It was rescheduled for a year hence with the same headliner line-up of Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, and Eric Church. Last week, organizers wrote that they were “working behind the scenes to assess the next steps” for this year’s gatherings.
A statement on social media reads: “Due to the complications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel, we are sad to say that C2C will not be able to go ahead in March 2021 as planned.
“In March of 2020, we could never have foreseen the extent of what has unfolded and the prospect that we would be without C2C for 2 years running was unthinkable. We are devastated that we are unable to deliver you the event that we all love.
“As we write, we are working really hard to make C2C 2022 the very best yet. Tickets will remain valid for the 2022 event, and we encourage you to hold on to your tickets if possible so we can celebrate together. If you wish to be refunded please contact your point of purchase.
“We are working on delivering numerous pieces of content for you throughout 2021 to make sure you’re getting your country fix!
“The dates for the 2022 festival will be 11-13 March 2022, and we will share more information about the 2022 event and line up in the coming weeks and months. We appreciate your patience on this matter and we can’t wait to see you soon!”